Portage to Northam
20 km, 6 to 8 hours, rated easy to moderate. Flat terrain.
The segment of the trail from Portage to Northam is beautiful and takes you along the Confederation Trail and PEI’s iconic red dirt roads.
The community of Tyne Valley is along this segment but is not directly on the trail. However, if you have some extra time, we highly recommend planning for a short detour to explore this small but mighty community. Especially if you like a good burger. Tyne Valley is famous for its annual Oyster Festival, Rock the Boat Music Festival and the restaurant, Backwood Burgers. Check out Backwoods Burger’s website for more information. The community also has an oyster bar, a tea room and a small grocery store to stock up on essentials.
Section 12-13 Amenities
in order of appearance
Packed lunch required.
- Ellerslie Rite Stop Convenience Store
- Bideford Parsonage Museum
- Kenny’s Restaurant & Dairy Bar (nearby)
- Tyne Valley Teas Café (nearby)
- Backwoods Burger – Craft Beer Cookhouse (nearby)
*Free Wifi available